The Mara Salvatrucha, or MS13, is perhaps the most notorious street gang in the Western Hemisphere. While it has its origins in the poor, refugee-laden neighborhoods of 1980s Los Angeles, the gang's reach now extends from Central American nations like El Salvador and through Mexico, the United States and Canada…READ FULL PROFILE
Confidential police reports reveal that the three main gangs operating in El Salvador remain a real threat.
A close look at El Salvador's Police Information System, which is used to collect and analyze information on criminals in…
The PNFAS has been the scene of two massacres. For years, the tension between Barrio 18 and MS13 escalated.
Military crackdowns and mass trials show that there's no end in sight in El Salvador's anti-gang state of exception.
Moris Alexander Bercián Manchón, alias "El Barney," is one of six MS13 members in El Salvador sanctioned by the United States for participation in illicit transnational actvities including drug trafficking.